Gregg Popovich is beyond upset with the way the President has handled the George Floyd protests.
Gregg Popovich is just like Steve Kerr in the sense that he is an NBA coach who has no problem with voicing his opinion on very pressing political issues. The latest big topic that everyone has on their mind right now is police brutality. Following the death of George Floyd, protesters have hit the streets of the United States to stand up against all of the injustices that have been committed over the last few centuries.
President Donald Trump has done nothing but tweet since the start of the protests and people are extremely upset with his lack of leadership. During a conversation with Dave Zirin of The Nation, Popovich spoke on Trump's divisiveness and delivered a scathing rant in the process.
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“He’s not just divisive. He’s a destroyer. To be in his presence makes you die. He will eat you alive for his own purposes. I’m appalled that we have a leader who can’t say ‘Black Lives Matter.’ That’s why he hides in the White House basement. He is a coward. He creates a situation and runs away like a grade-schooler. Actually, I think it’s best to ignore him. There is nothing he can do to make this better because of who he is: a deranged idiot.”
These are very strong words although many are feeling the exact same way right now, especially those who play in the NBA. Popovich has always had the backs of his players and these comments are further proof of that.